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usual, i checked in with san francisco muni. they tell me about 100,000 more people were on san francisco muni yesterday as compared to a typical saturday. that's bat 50% jump in ridership. b.a.r.t. tells me they had 120,000 more rides yesterday than a typical saturday. that's a jump of about a third. reporting live on pier 32, sergio quintana, abc-7 news. >> ama: thank you, sergio. and he didn't even go into all the sporting events going on today. the 49ers game against the buffalo bills at candlestick just wrapped up with the niners with another win, and in just over an hour the giants take on the cincinnati reds and while a's fans are standing behind their team despite playoff loss in detroit. [cheers and applause] >> ama: the a's had their moments today but the cheers died in the end. the green and gold is coming home to oakland, down two games to none in their play yeah -- playoff series. mike shumann will have the details ahead in sports. >> we want to see your postseason pride, you can e-mail your photos or share them with us on facebook, or on twitter, abc-7 7 news bay a
san rafael. 74 in san francisco and los gatos, 97 degrees. they are up some 16 degrees today and napa up 6 and 12 in fremont. san francisco up 17 degrees from this time yesterday. up 11 in san jose. more high heat tomorrow. a spare the air day is in place for our monday. inland east bay, santa clara valley, that's where the poorest readings will be. we will take a look and see lhen this will coop off coming up. >> thank you. shoppers in san francisco will have to bring their own shopping bags with them or dig up dimes when they go to grocery stars tomorrow. a new city law goes into effect tomorrow making paper or recyclable bags your only choice. there won't be plastic bags. they will also betrayed charge shoppers ten cents for every bag they use. >> it will motivate people to be more environmentally conscious. overall i say it's a good thing. >> city leaders hope the extra charge will encourage people to carry reusable tote bags with them when they go shopping. a busy weekend for the governor, who faces a midnight deadline to face a pile of bills sitting on his desk. so far he has ve
the scene. >> reinstated san francisco sheriff mirkarimi says he wants to bury the hatchet. this was the first full day on the job after a battle to remain as sheriff. mark matthews is live at city hall. mark, those who would like to see him recalled from office. >> ross mirkarimi didn't always say the right thing in that fight to keep his job. you'll remember he called arm bruising with his wife a private matter, today he was careful not to defend what he d woe like to put it behind him. sheriff mirkarimi still working on learning the job and eager to put the long political battle to rest. >> i'll continue to eat as much humble pie i think one, that i want to eat z continue to pro fess and demonstrate that i'll be the sheriff people elected me to be. >> supervisors eric mar introduced domestic violence legislation they plan to bring before the board it asks for women for employees to have materials about domestic violence. >> i asked if he would support a recall of the sheriff. he he qif indicated but cohen said she could would support a recall but won't lead it it would a
, abc 7 news. >> okay, thank you. it could be a long night in san francisco. supervisors decide wlg ross mirk rim -- mirkarimi will be removed from office this, is a live picture inside of the chambers right now using cell 7 technology. 300 people are inside and there is everyone, we understand, who wants to speak will be given a chance. >> this could be a late night. there are two we questions, one, sustain charges of official misconduct against sheriff ross mirkarimi. other, not to sustain charges. the mayors need nine votes of the 11 to uphold the suspension. the formal tren taigss by attorneys are over. and now, there is a public voicing opinion. >> thank you. >> this is suspended sheriff ross mirk reamy and his wife were greeted by throngs of supporters. the waiting crowds grew to about 300 or more. most of them seem to be his admirers. mirkarimi and lopez spoke to us outside. >> i am so happy. we've all been support. i hope the mayor and supervisors listen to people this, is the message. >> this is culmination after 10 months it's been agonize together family and to the san francis
francisco, marin and san mateo counties outside groups confronted one another, he does not believe either abortion or gay marriage. >> and there are "los angeles times" says recent graduates found cal campus a hostile place for jewish students saying a protest last february was one of several events that stoked hate speech. the spokesman says this is constitutionally protected speech. >> mitt romney is hoping his strong per fompl yens can put momentum on his side and a gallup poll shows the president in a four point lead no, nation wide poll has been done yet but several instant polls give romney a win by more than a 2-1 margin. both hit the campaign trail today. president obama spent the day in colorado and wisconsin and will be coming back next week for another fund-raiser. and tickets start at $100 going as high as $7500s. >> a national campaign passed through the bay area today this is is orered to inform voters and calls itself patriot majority usa, targeting billionaire contributors. they want to rally opposition to cal proposition 32. >> we like to advocate and support measures hel
dinner. and the president will spend the night in san francisco and will depart tomorrow. you can look and see barricades outside united nations plaza. there is reporting live wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> and the president traveled to the bay area from keen, he designated the home of caesar chavez as a national monument. he laid flowers on the gravesite and the president called him a hero who brought hope to millions of farm workers who might have remained invisible to much of the nation. >> mitt romney is campaigning with new momentumming cutting into president obama's lead thchl afternoon, governor romney appeared in a rally in virginia and there is america needs this new direction. we cannot go on the path we've been on. and i will do it with your help. >> and there is describing leadership as weak. the obama campaign dismissed claims. >> the election is kicking into high gear for county election offices and last day to remember sister to vote by mail is october 30th. and there is you can be sure to stay with us for the coverage of the visit. our live team coverage at 6:00 and thro
to downtown san francisco. the parade start agent 11:00 a.m. you can watch live right here on abc 7 on wednesday, we'll stream it live for you through our ipad app and web site. bart, cal train, ferries will be increasing service. >> remarkable. >> let's move on to other news tonight. still to come a verdict in the michelle le murder case. the victim's family tells abc 7 news if they're satisfied with the outcome. >> also, did you plan a vacation of a lifetime only to have hurricane sandy hit? michael finney takes a look at what travel insurance can buy you. the news continues in >>> there is a guilty verdict in a high profile bay area murder trial. after four days of deliberation a jury convicted gisele esteban of first degree murder for killing her former high school class mate, michelle le, le last seen leaving a hospital. nursing class in may 2011. her body found months later in an east bay field. prosecutors say esteban thought l exwas developing a wrip her old boyfriend. le's family says they're glad to have closure. >> it felt like yesterday we're going through all of this. a
schools. >> laura, thank you. san francisco police investigating a sus spishus death. police found the person unconscious possibly of victim of a shooting. police are saying very little other than the body showed signs of trauma authorities called animal control to take away dogs that lived at the home. >> funeral services held for a retired schoolteacher. 55-year-old suzy ko murdered two weeks ago today. two suspects arrested last week in seattle after being spotted in her stolen car. police say they had begun a crime spree including a jail break and a shootout with an l.a. county sheriff's deputy. they're being held without bail in washington on a host of charges with murder charge pending. >> some welcome news on the jobs front. unemployment rate dropped. it is now 10.2% down .4% from last month. according to edd jobs added in education, finance and hop talt. marin county has the lowest rate. is a lano county has the highest. san francisco at 6.9%. nationwide, over all is 7.8%. following below 8% for the first time. a chip maker advanced micro devices is slashing 1800 jobs nearl
. temperatures 60s coastside. low to mid-90s inland and this is a 25 degree drop in san francisco. drastic there. 19 degrees cooler in oakland. there is oakland 19 degrees cooler. wind is playing a role in this. there is you might be reaching for your umbrellas. >> there is a family of an 18-year-old still looking for answers into what happened the day he was shot. police say he pointed a gun in an officer and there is nick smith. >> we're just trying to get answers and we said ask said we haven't been able to get the answers and every time, we've been shut down. >> and they continued to relay answers related to their son. the city council meeting filled with family and supporters accusing city leaders of dragging their feet and releasing details on the may 6th shooting and worse. >> this takes time. >> the city council member says the family deserves to know the truth. so does the public. >> people should let the process run its course its incumbent upon to us make sure we provide with the answer autos howard jordan claims he's doing his best and he leased a report on the investigation and in a
, a perfect storm of activities this weekend how much people are expected to jam into san francisco. how much they'll spend. >> and we'll talk about showers coming. >> and stay├║d >> there are cloudy skies did not put a damper on the preview and there is a formation you just saw tlchl the air show goes from noon until 4:00 p.m. saturday and sunday. and this is thrilling stuff. blue angels expected to bring buckets of money to the city. there is already getting congestion out there. officials see a wind fall with the good weather, and events and the visitors deep pockets. >> there is expecting what visitors spend so this is going to mean a lot to the city. >> there are officials say as you're gathering if there is so much going on we barely have time to mention it all. there is all kinds of fun events this weekend. >> and there is just a little bit of a hardly, districtly blue grass. this is just guys that started playing. >> there is san francisco, are you ready? >> ready for what? >> there is fleet week and 49ers playing sunday and giants playing saturday and sunday. there is justin beeber p
. in san francisco, the average is $4.45 down 20 cents from last week in san jose, down 33 cents from october 8th. >> if they can stay down it's a good thing. >> you're not sure whether they'll stay down? >> no. they won't. >> some wonder if it has anything to do with the presidential election. >> i think hates to do with what's happening in the world for market for crude and california working out problems. >> the price drop has been averaging 25 cents per gallon it could be soon 40 cents per gallon. when you fact glower a savings of about $4. more than enough to buy this bag of halloween candy. how sweet it is. >> moving on, sadly a man died while working on a crane today about 9:30 this morning. investigators say the man suffered a crushed chest and they say he was performing maintenance on the crane. cal osha working to figure out what happened. in san mateo county identity of a girl whose body washed ashore remains a history tonight. authorities releasing new information in hopes that someone can help identify herks it's a body of a caulk caution female, five inches tall about 10
event trains, including some after the giants game, and the san francisco bay ferry has added round-trip service over to at&t park. >> a sonoma state university student is recover at a hospital after falling from the third floor at his apartment building. it happened at the alleg grow student apartments in roanoke park. sergio quintana is live with the details. reporter: the student who took that three-story fall was rushed to the hospital and was in intensive care for some time. police say he is doing better, which is good news after a fall that police say involved alcohol and horseplay. >> two missing pieces of a third floor railing and a broken fence on the first floor, includes clues that help explain how tyler glen fell three stories. >> we believe a 19-year-old climbed over the railing and hung on to the two pieces of handrailing. >> the two pieces of wooden rail came loose, and glen fell, landing on the concrete walkway ask this wooden fence himself neighbors tell us he is a baseball player at sonoma state. police say control was involve in the alcohol. >> the subject did ind
in sacramento, abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. police are investigating two shootings in san francisco mission district. one involved an officer, another was fatal. an under cover cop was a target of a shooting near 23 and bryant streets. police descending on the scene took two suspects into custody. one remains on the loose. police say they're searching for two suspects in a fatal shooting that happened just after 6:00 last night. a 19-year-old found dead at the scene. another man wounded. no word on motive at this time this, is the third homicide in nine days including another shooting saturday and a fatal brawl a week ago on tuesday. >> police say this man is described as five nine inches tall and stocky. police say ze not appear to have been armed during those robberies. >> well, game two of the world series gets underway any minute. fans are hoping for a repeat when they knocked stripes off the detroit tigers. we're live. >> they hope to continue that with such a large audience in a big stage. major league baseball using this world series to promote important causes. last night ca
. >> four days here, not the worst in the world,ing in san francisco are instead of going back to portland, maine, where it's going to be a little cooler. >> more than 50 flights have been cancelled at s.f.o. the duty manager says that over the past few days, airlines tried to warn passengers with weekend reservations about potential delays or cancellations. >> through social media, reservations to alert customers if they wanted to rebook for a different date, they would waive the charges involve with that. so that's worked out well. reporter: almost 6,000 flights have been cancelled nationwide due too sandy. most passengers at s.f.o. were taking the delays and cancellations in stride. >> there's nothing you can do about it. it's not the airlines' fault. you can't control the weather. so just go with the flow. everybody is in the same boat. reporter: now, san jose international airport, jetblue cancelled two flights to the east coast and two tomorrow night. as oakland two flights were cancelled, and four headed to boston and jfk tomorrow. so if you're planning to travel to the east coast,
in the heat. and there is a nice shady spot. and san francisco aquatic park there is some jumping in the water though they do d.not have a bathing suit on. >> there are no records but it's been the hottest day of the year so far. highs so far 90 degrees. there is shot knot official highs of the day. there is oakland 92 degrees and there is the 9 so far in napa. 103 degrees in yu kaia. there is relief coming. and i'll be back to let you know when that is coming up. >> the coast guard searching for two missing fisherman off the coast. a large wave popped four men into the pacific ocean and this family of the 46-year-old says he knows how to swim and his wife hopes searchers will find him. >> and the men go fishing together every month. the family plans to keep searching the coastline until he is found. >> and the mayor ossie davis says he will not be intimidated if an arsonist is responsible for burning his offices. davis says he believes the fire and other acts of vandalism are expected to his role as mayor. he says violence only strengthens his resolve its too bad there are people in this city
-placer areas until 5:00 p.m. just expired here locally. over an inch in santa rosa. san francisco picked up 36/100ths. oakland 4700. you can live more just under two-tenths of an inch. we have more rain in the forecast. and also, we'll talk about sierra and snowfall in just a few minutes. >> thank you very much. >> in wine country a frantic effort to get grapes off the vine before too much rainfalls. there is no time to waste. don sanchez is live in napa tonight. how has it affected the grape crops? >> there is good news, dan. that became a sense of urgency against this rain. there was a race against time and they won. race into the press. juice coming out of the other end. with a threat of the rain storm there is no time to follow giants playoff odyssey or clek college football scores. the race is on. picking going on nearly around the clock. >> this weekend is bringing in grapes as fast as we can. we're trying to get everything off because water can have a detrimental affect. >> on highway 29 they hauled in more than 200 tons. weather brought an urgency. >> crazy last 48 hours, i was sitting
happened. live in brentwood abc 7 news. >> thank you. an evacuation in south san francisco just has been lifted about noon today a strong odor forced evacuations just north of colma creek. two people taken to the hospital for breathing problems. >> now let's move you to the wernl. we've seen sunshine to rain and snow. first major storm of the season dropped several inches of snow and caught people by surprise, too. several drivers got stranded in the snow in placer county. roads caused many spijout overnight. the road now is open. let's take a look at road conditions this evening in the sierra. there you go, chains required over interstate 80 most of the day. because several inches of snow fell. sandhya? >> let's check out live doppler 7 hd. we have lightning strikes and moisture headed our way. here is where we've been seeing light showers around clear lake. check out this moisture here, we do have a red cell here that is heading towards bay area. it may not makeup. there is some more moisture up ahead here as we take you up to the north here between crescent city and eureka. we're goin
getting into and out of the northeast seemed to be almost impokt in san francisco international airport 100 flights are cancelled. heather any sign things are beginning to change? >> no. this just a lot of uncertainty. a little bit of movement and some east coast airports. but new york and new jersey remain closed and so 115 flights code today, most of them were arrivals from new york and new jersey airports. >> megan yu set uphbkmp here. >> they told me it would be until friday. >> she was supposed to fly from hong kong to newark, she opted for a flight to san francisco. she needs to get home to two teenagers who are on their own in storm ravaged, queens, new york. >> they've been stuck. >> they're doing good. neighbors and familying coming to help. >> sharon's flilgt cancelled light night. they thought tomorrow night would be a safer bet. >> this is just a click, saying call back. you couldn't get a live person. so then, we've decided to make reservations. >> wow. >> right? >> now, we just stood up there. >> this is very nice. >> very nice. we finally got our refund for the flight. >>
of the door. 58 in san jose. 59 degrees in san francisco. 60s in oakland. 86 in san jose. los gatos flirting with 90 degrees. 85 redwood city. half moon bay 76 this is the warmest time of the year along the coast. and we'll feel it. up into north bay low 90s for santa rosa, calistoga. this is where winds tend to take temperatures up. 82 in oakland. 86 fremont. indland community goesing to be cooking. 91 degrees in livermore. monterey bay, temperatures hit the beach. 90 degrees in hollister, accu-weather forecast warm to hot with mid-70s beaches. monday, tuesday, looking like a healthy storm knocking temperatures down bringing in a possibility of rain. thursday big day. 49ers will be hoflting seattle sea hawks. i would say it's going to be great looking weather for the game. in two days abc 7 will give away $49,000. winner announced october 18th. you can enter through our facebook page. that takes you to this online forum. you can enter details. so how would you spend it if you win? frank h says he would get the best seats in the house for a niners game then go on vacation. and hope help out
for the home team, even though the giants have been sluggish at home. still, the san francisco faithful are hoping their team will repeat the magic of two years ago. >> we have come to 20 home games and the ratio of wins and losses were not in our farve, but this time it's going to be in our favor. >> of course, everyone is really excited. now, there are some people who are wondering if this is going to go through. it has just started so the excitement is just beginning. reporting live at at&t park, abc-7 news. >> let's look at the giants' incredible journey to get this far. after losing the first two national league division series games against the reds they won an historic three games on the road in cincinnati. now in the championship series, the giants put up a pair of home games against st. louis, then lost two on the road, pulled off a win in game five on friday night, rick quan is live at the ballpark with what both team managers are saying. >> this is a must-win situation for the giants, down 3-2. ryan vogelsong got the start against chris carpenter. vogelsong, struck out the si
. >> and and you can go ahead and ditch those umbrellas for weekend. we're looking towards san francisco. it's blue skies out there. temperatures running three to 10 degree as above where they are yesterday. low 60s into upper 70s in places. right now, you can see skies clear. and fog and low clouds well off the coastline at this hour. so real mild wernl here. it's going to be warming up but a big difference on the east coast. we're watching hurricane sandy. you can see outer bands. and 75 miles per hour now. forecast track weakens and moving to the northeast z then, by next week makes a northwestern turn expected land fall around washington, d.c. or baltimore this, storm expected to merge with another storm coming in. colder air from canada. and if they this materializes this could have major impact heavy rain, coastal flooding and we'll be watching carefully here, travel trans to mid atlantic plans heading into next week could be facing major delays so just be careful. and temperatures now into the bay area, really mild. temperatures into 70s inland. 60s coast side. we're headed towards warmer we
number. so when in doubt, dial it out! >>> take a look at san francisco, temperatures are peeking and within a few degrees of the record, actually. and there is usually warm temperatures on mars, spring has yet to arrive, however, the weather station is measuring temperatures as high as 43 degrees during the daytime. and this is unexpected because it's late winter. and at night, however, temperatures do drop drastically f they continue to climb through spring and summer, researchers have to rethink aassumptions it's too cold to most live. >> state of new york promising more lawsuits against big banks in response to a final melt down in 2008. that is a day after the attorney general filed a lawsuit against jp morgan chase. the suit claim bear sterns perpetrated massive fraud if deals involving businessins of mortgage backed securities. >> there are no legitimate basis by the quality of loans because their systems for insuring were a sham. >> it's the first to be filed under the working group set up by the president to investigate and prosecute alleged misconduct that contributed to
baseball fan. how about that hat? she's torn between a's and giants. >> and there is a san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi going to be heading back to the board soon. today he met with his staff and he's on three years probation undergoing 52 weeks of domestic violence program and the mayor says actions make him unfit to police crimes he will face as sheriff. >> this is where we will not tolerate abusers. and that is what we've attempted to do. >> i absolutely want to reach out and plan to in a direct and personal way with any leaders in this domestic violence community and anyone else who may have dults. >> he needed three supervisors to side with him in order to keep the job. occupy movement marking a one-year anniversary with messages about the economy and protests sometimes turned violent. abc 7 news is joining us live. >> good evening, you can see two dozen people turned out to mark the anniversary of a movement this is the way they've chosen to mark the anniversary of the occupy oakland movement. there is a year ago today they started camping out at frank ogowa plaza. the cent
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